ridding evil from the world, one .wav at a time
I hate the ‘one photo is worth 1,000 words’ saying, because as a writer/reporter who works with words and audio, I feel like it de-emphasizes those craft.
But then, every once in a while, a photo or web slideshow comes along and proves that saying true — at least to some degree.
Take this slideshow and photo gallery of the last day of bullfighting in Catalonia, compiled by the New York Times and other news outlets.. I have seen and heard this story around a lot this week, and didn’t give it a bit of thought. And then I saw this slideshow.
Every once in a while, the Internet really does turn up a gem, from some random blog.
“[Y]our beard will make you appear many years older and your cuts would add weight to the idea that you’ve come from a post-apocalyptic future where a war is currently taking place.”
(h/t: Jake and UtterlyBoring.com)
I think sometimes, sketch comedy only is appreciated in reflection. When you saw ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ rap the first time, did you know it may embody SNL of the past 5 years? I know, I didn’t.
Which is why, when I stumbled back onto this clip from the SNL hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and I realized that the writing is some of the classic Saturday Night Live stuff. It’s not always original, and it’s certainly cliched and hackneyed, but it is still incredible.
With all apologies to (gag) Dave Matthews, my dream is to one day be watching ESPN late night, and be confronted with this:
“A must-have free DVD — the Cal Bears — capture the Bears incredible championship run with S-I’s famous writing and photography. Call now, free, with a paid subscription.”
I am so damn ready to overpay for a commemorative magazine and DVD.
So damn ready.
A lot of ‘Children of the 80s’, have memories of Rubik’s Cubes and hypercolor shirts, but it seems so childish. At least for people in my age group, those are infantile memories of primary school.
To relive the 15+ years of the Conan O’Brien show, and celebrate the ending of it, seems anachronistic, in a way.
Not just that ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ has come to its conclusion. But, probably more worrisome, from a time-keeps-on-tickin’ perspective, is that the childish, relatable late night host has now taken on the mantle of the mainstream, target-audience-demo host of the freakin’ ‘Tonight Show.’
As I stare down the barrel of 31 years old, the conclusion of ‘Late Night’ with Conan means something, and I can’t help but think that it means I am old.